A new religion delivered by political decision of Karnataka Cabinet, how many more will be coming?Political opportunism and electoral time gimmicks and appeasement are turning out to be slow poisoning to our nation.
While the need of the day is merging of minds by withering away of the walls of religion and other differences, a democratically elected government of a state, headed by a party declaring itself as secular,in this secular nation, has taken a portentous, short sighted action just to have a temporary gain of few extra electoral seats in the coming elections.
The present Karnataka ruling side has exposed its divisive nature and intentions a second time- the earlier one was to say about a separate flag for the state.
I am sure this will now lead to opening a Pandora's box. When the Berlin wall has been broken, when the two Korea s are coming near , when unity is being tried everywhere, it is ironical and surprising that a ruling party in a state in this magnanimous nation is resorting to divisive activities.
It then leads to serious doubts about intentions and motives.
The Karnataka ruling side has played its cards shrewdly." Heads I win ; tails you lose" strategy.
It has played well to clearly embarrass the centre ruling party,by placing the ball in centre's court. If the centre rejects, then they can easily exploit the opportunity by turning the Lingayats against the ruling party in centre and easily score points and seats. If it is accepted by centre, then also they can claim victory and get the Lingayat votes in toto.
Though the Karnataka ruling side can claim to have played a smart move and a game changer strategy. As Lingayat politicians are there in other parties too, we can expect some churning.All these are going to be detrimental to the nation and even to the same party in due course..